"Scotlandville has no shortage of convenience stores, but a true grocery store is hard to come by for this community of about 18,000 residents, according to Census data. And about 89 percent of these people live a mile or more from a true supermarket, said Edgar Cage, a member of St. Michael's and Together Baton Rouge, which has taken on the task of leading initiatives to make healthy foods more accessible to neighborhoods plagued by "food deserts" â€” whole communities where a grocery store is absent. "Scotlandville is the largest food desert in Baton Rouge," Cage said."
Bringing Relief to Food Deserts in Baton Rouge, The Advocate
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